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Count Chocula
Dec 25, 2011

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Looks like there isn't a thread for music made by people strumming guitars or barnstorming through songs about hard luck and bad love, so I figured I'd make one.

I'm missing a show tonight by Canada's Corb Lund, who's a great stompy country artist. Last time I saw him he was opening for The Waifs, probably Australia's best mid level country/folk act. Check out 'Bridal Train', probably their best song.

This Sunday I'm seeing Hayes Carll, a criminally underrated Texan with some of the cleverest lyrics I've heard in a long time. I was reading one of those stupid Slate year-end roundups and they quoted the best bit:

quote:

Hayes Carll’s fourth album, KMAG YOYO (and other American stories), has plenty of the n’e’er-do-well road rockers, drinking songs and lovelorn ballads, but he brings unusual vim, wit and an of-the-moment lefty political edge. The title track (from the military-slang acronym for “Kiss my rear end, guys, you’re on your own”) takes the template of “Subterranean Homesick Blues” and overlays a shaggy-dog story about an unwilling Afghan-war recruit who ends up on a drugged-up and ill-starred covert op: “I won't ever ask you, Lord, for anything again/ I'll swear it on the Bible, Torah or Koran/ Lyin' in a rhino track/ 'Bout to have a heart attack/ IED got to me, someone call the Medevac …”

Better yet is the even-less-programmatic, “Another Like You,” in which Carll and guest vocalist Cary Ann Hearst duet with Johnny-and-June or Conway-and-Loretta gusto on a back-and-forth of ribald barroom banter and slander (“You’re probably a Democrat” “What the hell is wrong with that?” “Nothing, if you’re Taliban” and “Were you hitting on the stripper ’cuz you can’t afford to tip her, or just afraid of being alone?”) that winds up inevitably in room 402 (“well, I gotta hand it to ya, there’s a chance I’m going to screw ya”) for a snowball’s chance in hell at lasting love.

I've also been getting into some of the real stuff, like George Jones and Waylon Jennings and Townes Van Zandt. Speaking of, Steve Earle's kid Justin Townes Earle is fantastic and is well worth seeing.

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dk2m
May 6, 2009


I have developed a love for ambient country or whatever the hell it's called. Basically, I should feel like a loner walking through the desert of Arizona with my horse named Apache and a bad attitude. Ry Cooder's Paris, Texas soundtrack, some of Sumner McKane's work (even though he tends to go the more post-rock route), Daniel Lanois' soundtrack to Sling Blade are just some examples. Something about the sparseness of the twangy, reverbed out guitar and the beautiful slide guitar sound just sends chills up my spine.

Are there any other albums or artists worth checking out that fit this bill?

dk2m fucked around with this message at Aug 22, 2012 around 03:56

Count Chocula
Dec 25, 2011

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Calexico are the big ones. You'll also want the Red Dead Redemption soundtrack.

me your dad
Jul 25, 2006



dk2m posted:

I have developed a love for ambient country or whatever the hell it's called. Basically, I should feel like a loner walking through the desert of Arizona with my horse named Apache and a bad attitude. Ry Cooder's Paris, Texas soundtrack, some of Sumner McKane's work (even though he tends to go the more post-rock route), Daniel Lanois' soundtrack to Sling Blade are just some examples. Something about the sparseness of the twangy, reverbed out guitar and the beautiful slide guitar sound just sends chills up my spine.

Are there any other albums or artists worth checking out that fit this bill?

There was another person asking for something similar in another thread a while back, and I suggested Friends of Dean Martinez, who I think perfectly fit that bill.

I've been listening to a good amount of Gram Parsons recently, and he's my main goto in country music. I love the "hungover and drinking whisky in the morning" sound in country.

Have some good country songs by Ween:

I Got No Darkside

So Long, Jerry

Help Me Scrape the Mucous Off My Brain

Happy Hippo
Aug 8, 2004

The Something Awful Forums > The Finer Arts > Batman's Shameful Secret > BSS Derailed Thread: Spider-Island


Funny you should mention Justin Townes Earle, OP. I just met him the other day.

Everyone go check out the first three Son Volt records right now. They are masterpieces of American music, god drat it.

Ambitious Spider
Feb 13, 2012



folky-country-bluesy-americana-Alt-countryish music might be my favorite.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy3WkIfgkSQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs6rgjWZXyQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bimam2j2gEg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Le-3MIBxQTw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIa3QTp34Sw

and two of my favorites together:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q29LbH1JZZc

Count Chocula
Dec 25, 2011

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I'm not sure why I didn't mention Lucero or Drive-By Truckers in the OP. They're two of the best Southern rock bands around, though Drive-By Truckers are better. All their albums are a bit overstuffed, since they've got about 4 songwriters. But they're all good, and they go beyond the usual love and heartbreak songs. Southern Rock Opera, which is exactly what it says, is their masterpiece. 'Let There Be Rock' is amazing.

One of DBTs best songwriters, Jason Isbell (he wrote the heartbreaking 'Danko Manuel') recently went solo. His stuff is well-worth checking out.

Eileen Jewel is pretty new. She opened for Lucinda Williams and easily held her own.

Ambitious Spider
Feb 13, 2012



Count Chocula posted:

I'm not sure why I didn't mention Lucero or Drive-By Truckers in the OP. They're two of the best Southern rock bands around, though Drive-By Truckers are better. All their albums are a bit overstuffed, since they've got about 4 songwriters. But they're all good, and they go beyond the usual love and heartbreak songs. Southern Rock Opera, which is exactly what it says, is their masterpiece. 'Let There Be Rock' is amazing.

One of DBTs best songwriters, Jason Isbell (he wrote the heartbreaking 'Danko Manuel') recently went solo. His stuff is well-worth checking out.

Eileen Jewel is pretty new. She opened for Lucinda Williams and easily held her own.

I just started getting into DBT. I've only heard Brighter than creation's dark so far.They have quite the discography and I haven't felt this overwhelmed getting into a band since I started listening to Tom Waits.

RadioactiveKid
Aug 12, 2005

Gato Rebelde

Reckless Kelly is a cool band that ive been listening to alot lately. They have a pretty good mix of country/rock in their sound, and ive been listening to them alot latly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRaYABbjbtM

Sometimes I'm more in the mood for more traditional Honky Tonk sounding music, and Aaron Watson is what I listen to.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfSf3ro0-oY

Happy Hippo
Aug 8, 2004

The Something Awful Forums > The Finer Arts > Batman's Shameful Secret > BSS Derailed Thread: Spider-Island


Ambitious Spider posted:

I just started getting into DBT. I've only heard Brighter than creation's dark so far.They have quite the discography and I haven't felt this overwhelmed getting into a band since I started listening to Tom Waits.

I would start with "Decoration Day" then "The Dirty South". Those two records are flawless victories.

theblackw0lf
Apr 14, 2003

"...creating a vision of the sort of society you want to have in miniature"

Count Chocula posted:

Looks like there isn't a thread for music made by people strumming guitars or barnstorming through songs about hard luck and bad love, so I figured I'd make one.

I'm missing a show tonight by Canada's Corb Lund, who's a great stompy country artist. Last time I saw him he was opening for The Waifs, probably Australia's best mid level country/folk act. Check out 'Bridal Train', probably their best song.

This Sunday I'm seeing Hayes Carll, a criminally underrated Texan with some of the cleverest lyrics I've heard in a long time. I was reading one of those stupid Slate year-end roundups and they quoted the best bit:


I've also been getting into some of the real stuff, like George Jones and Waylon Jennings and Townes Van Zandt. Speaking of, Steve Earle's kid Justin Townes Earle is fantastic and is well worth seeing.

Is Justin's middle named "Townes" named after the late great Townes Van Zandt?

edit: oh duh, just re-read your post and that's why you mentioned him.

theblackw0lf fucked around with this message at Aug 24, 2012 around 06:18

Conduit for Sale!
Apr 17, 2007



dk2m posted:

I have developed a love for ambient country or whatever the hell it's called. Basically, I should feel like a loner walking through the desert of Arizona with my horse named Apache and a bad attitude. Ry Cooder's Paris, Texas soundtrack, some of Sumner McKane's work (even though he tends to go the more post-rock route), Daniel Lanois' soundtrack to Sling Blade are just some examples. Something about the sparseness of the twangy, reverbed out guitar and the beautiful slide guitar sound just sends chills up my spine.

Are there any other albums or artists worth checking out that fit this bill?

You might want to check out A Small Good Thing. They're very ambient and often veer into straight up ambient electronic, but for the most part their music sounds like it could be a soundtrack to a western. Which is what I look for in ambient country or whatever.

I'd recommend the album Slim Westerns. I can only find 2 tracks from them on Youtube, one is pretty ambient and not much country, the other isn't from Slim Westerns. But whatever!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NX5smbZ8Bo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwMfa-Bj6og

You might also like the album A Stable Reference by Labradford. Again, they're not strictly ambient western but they still have that same sort of sound as A Small Good Thing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCNnS5DtjBc

Now listen to this because it's the best ambient western (okay maybe it's not that ambient) song I've heard:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShUc6gto4sQ

I'm probably biased because No Country for Old Men is my favorite movie of all time and probably my favorite anything ever, and that song comes after an hour and 55 minutes of almost no music what so ever. It's just a perfect song to end the movie with.

Junkenstein
Oct 22, 2003

Do you see?

dk2m posted:

I have developed a love for ambient country or whatever the hell it's called. Basically, I should feel like a loner walking through the desert of Arizona with my horse named Apache and a bad attitude. Ry Cooder's Paris, Texas soundtrack, some of Sumner McKane's work (even though he tends to go the more post-rock route), Daniel Lanois' soundtrack to Sling Blade are just some examples. Something about the sparseness of the twangy, reverbed out guitar and the beautiful slide guitar sound just sends chills up my spine.

Are there any other albums or artists worth checking out that fit this bill?

Not sure if this is what you're after, but have you heard Earth's recent output?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lb-3eBlv_qE

Blue Raider
Sep 2, 2006

This avatar was paid for by the Silent Majority.

Happy Hippo posted:

I would start with "Decoration Day" then "The Dirty South". Those two records are flawless victories.

No joke. "The Dirty South" especially is one of the strongest overall records I've ever heard. I never cared for their pre-"Southern Rock Opera" stuff, but some songs like "Steve McQueen" are a lot of fun.

Lumius
Nov 24, 2004
Superior Awesome Sucks

Stan Rogers from the east coast of canada somwhere was ok, He was a folk player I guess in the vein of Gordon lightfoot. He has a great deep voice, Guysborough Train https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJiLADHFZd4 is probably my favourite song of his . I wrote an essay on him but I don't even remember the topic ha.

MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


Happy Hippo posted:

I would start with "Decoration Day" then "The Dirty South". Those two records are flawless victories.

Decoration Day might be my favorite DBT album, but I think Southern Rock Opera is the easiest way to get into them (if you ignore the spoken word stuff) and it has a bunch of their most popular live songs (see them live if you get a chance by the way). It's pretty hard to go wrong with anything from that stretch though. Everything from there is a little more hit or miss, but anything post SRO is worth checking out. As mentioned the stuff prior to that isn't on the same level, although there are a few gems like "The Living Bubba".

Happy Hippo posted:

Everyone go check out the first three Son Volt records right now. They are masterpieces of American music, god drat it.

Trace is a legit classic, everything else...eh.

MourningView fucked around with this message at Aug 25, 2012 around 19:45

That Guy From Pearldiver
Apr 18, 2001

President and Sole Member of the Andre Braugher Appreciation Society

Happy Hippo posted:

Everyone go check out the first three Son Volt records right now. They are masterpieces of American music, god drat it.

After everyone checks out the last two Uncle Tupelo records first you mean. Good music that documents that Jeff Tweedy did exist outside his own rear end at one point.

Count Chocula
Dec 25, 2011

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Hayes Carll was fantastic last night; if you get a chance see him. Just unforced charm and humor; I'm still laughing at 'Boy you ain't a poet you're just a drunk with a pen'. Here's KMAG YOYO, my favorite talking blues song about going into space on LSD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElnaO3WQkZc

Anyone else a fan of Old Crow Medicine show? They're kinda bluegrassy and put on amazing live shows. I've heard good things about the new American Aquarium album.

RaoulDuke
May 6, 2007

I was a victim of a series of accidents, as are we all.


Never been able to get into DBT which is weird since I love that sorta music.

Lucero is one of my favorite bands who continues to put out great albums and perform fun live shows despite signing to universal. Maybe one or two bad songs in their whole catalog. I encourage everyone to check out their frontman Ben Nichols' solo album about Cormac McCarty's Blood Meridian as well as the other artists from the revival tour (Austin Lucas, Chuck Ragan etc.)

My favorite folk band at the moment is probably Frontier Ruckus. Wonderfully cryptic and literary lyrics with badass folksy instrumentation. (please listen till the end of below song!!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIGvBtFwDJ4

Listening to Drag the River lately. 'Alt-country' in the vein of Sun Volt.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMcD54kRD4g

James McMurtry Leans more towards traditional country-rock. Fairly Political. Son of Larry McMurtry of Lonesome Dove fame.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbWRfBZY-ng

Magnolia Electric Company I don't know if would be called country per se but might as well be and are great songwriters.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gBaolYCbyE

The Mountain Goats might be outside the country spectrum as well though his story telling lyrics are certainly in the vein of older country singer. Of modern 'singer-songerwriters' he is, in my opinion, the best
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-xxeSRHuso


Was recently introduced to a band named Arliss Nancy who is signed to Denver's great Suburban home records. Slightly more punk. Similar to Lucero.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGZzNVUaYVc

Then there's the classics starting with Hank Sr. Ramblin' Jack Elliot (helped Rolling Stones get their start in american country blues) Townes, John Prine, Cash of course, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger,

Slobberbone, Chris Knight, Felice Brothers, Frank Turner, The lost trailer's first album, Ryan Bingham, Heartless Bastards, Avett Brothers (not their newest album), Hackensaw Boys, King Wilkie and Crow are worth checking out too if you're so inclined, the last three being more bluegrassish.

Kinda separate, but if you are into folk, folk-punk is a genre worth checking out. Either the bands on the Wiki page or most any Defiance, Ohio record is a good intro.

Jealous of all you who saw Hayes Carll...

Mexcillent
Dec 5, 2008


Just saw the Old '97s play all of Too Far To Care last night. It was pretty much one of the greatest experiences of my young life.

They've had a run of pretty so-so albums, but Hitchike to Rhome, Too Far To Care, and Wreck Your Life are superb.

This song was the highlight of the night

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG2MBf5pL0E

MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


Mexcillent posted:

Just saw the Old '97s play all of Too Far To Care last night. It was pretty much one of the greatest experiences of my young life.

Gonna see this on Thursday night, I'm pretty pumped. I like the stuff that came after that album a lot more than I think most Old 97's fans do, but it's still my favorite.

MourningView fucked around with this message at Aug 29, 2012 around 05:37

invision
Mar 2, 2009

I DIDN'T GET ENOUGH RAPE LAST TIME, MAY I HAVE SOME MORE?


Being from Texas, I have a soft spot for country by default.

I see everyone's already posted Lucero, so I'm just gonna throw some stuff out there and see what sticks, and if you don't like it that's okay because I got a gift receipt so you can just take it back and get whatever, like with that sweater grandma got you last Christmas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LASeB3628v8
Austin Lucas - Go West. This is the song that got me into him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgd-tkjxQ94
Goddamn Cross Canadian Ragweed. Everyone should know this song by heart.
Turns out they're not from Canada.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8PmwN-cVf4
More Cross Canadian Ragweed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_13K_-Wa7aQ
Bart Crow - Saw these guys at a lovely country bar and had this song stuck in my head for a month afterward. Was also real drunk. Country is drinking music.
Turns out I worked a local music festival for a small (think sub 1800 population) town and these guys were there. Got to hang out with them some but there was free beer because I volunteered to work and I don't remember a lot of it.

And I'll end with some...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJWnIFlYKjs
Pat Green. Song was HUGE, at least in Texas.

e:NSFW Comedy Option - The Rodeo Song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5JSUUTO_9I

invision fucked around with this message at Aug 30, 2012 around 00:54

Industrial
May 31, 2001

Everyone here wishes I would ragequit my life

My favorite band of this general type of music is The Silent Comedy. They mix a LOT of genres but it's usually centered around some kind of folkish tune. Bartholomew is by far their most popular song, but it's more rock than most of their work:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoP5NGLsWR0

All Saints Day gives you a good sense of their range:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQJCi4RVFZ8


An amazing live performance in a wine cellar with sick acoustics:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3Vm7UfVgXo

All acoustic jam session with real washboard:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pet-frXJtAs

Industrial fucked around with this message at Aug 30, 2012 around 02:26

Rogue1-and-a-half
Mar 7, 2011


You can't beat Kristofferson, back in the day. Those early records were pure gold, man. Still are. Silver Tongued Devil, Sunday Morning Comin' Down, etc.

Somewhat more modern than that I'd recommend the Yayhoos (The Bottle and the Bible has kind of become a lo-fi standard, if there is such a thing) and the Electric Waco Brothers have put out some good albums. Electric Waco Chair is kind of a masterpiece.

Going a much poppier direction, there's some good stuff in George Strait's catalog, though he's about three times as glossy as anybody else mentioned in this thread. And Josh Turner's a new pop-country guy that I like a lot. His first album, Long Black Train, is a straight up solid pop-country album. Occasionally, as on I Had One One Time, it's quite a bit more. He can hit that perfect country weeper sweet spot when he wants to.

Then there's Evan Dando. I really never liked The Lemonheads, but Dando put out this one really great solo album called Baby I'm Bored. It's pretty folky and he's got a great way with aching melodies. Here's Why Do You Do This To Yourself?, which sounds like something Hank Williams could have recorded.

Just so we're all clear, all this exploration should be after you've listened to Hank Williams extensively, okay? I mean, get Hank's 40 Greatest Hits, this old compilation album from the late seventies before you pass go, if you're interested in country. I mean, that's still the gold standard.

McMadCow
Jan 19, 2005

With our rifles and grenades and some help from God.

Justin Townes Earle performing "Harlem River Blues" on Letterman a while back:
http://youtu.be/5LLqFF89UtU
And he has Jason Isbell from DBT backing him on electric guitar. I don't know if they ever really did a proper tour together, though. When I saw him he was doing his 3-piece with a fiddler and the bassist in this video.

Count Chocula
Dec 25, 2011

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McMadCow posted:

Justin Townes Earle performing "Harlem River Blues" on Letterman a while back:
http://youtu.be/5LLqFF89UtU
And he has Jason Isbell from DBT backing him on electric guitar. I don't know if they ever really did a proper tour together, though. When I saw him he was doing his 3-piece with a fiddler and the bassist in this video.

They toured together in Australia a few years back. I thought Jason blew Justin away. Had a drink with them after; nice guys. Jason Isbell never stops tweeting. I've seen JTE a few more times since then and he's really grown on me. 'Midnight At The Movies' is gorgeous.

RaolDuke, I haven't mentioned The Mountain Goats since once I start sperging about them I can't stop. I'll probably make a dedicated thread once the new album comes out. It's called 'Trancendental Youth' and looks set to continue John's focus on sin and redemption from the past few albums. He's the greatest modern songwriter.

I got into Old 97s after somebody told me Gaslight Anthem ripped them off. I wouldn't go that far but I do dig them.

Anyone heard William Elliot Whitmore? He's a real stompy country guy. I saw him open for Frank Turner (who's basically a folk singer, though he plays at punk) and he did the closing song for Red Dead Redemption. Tim Barry's another ex-punk, now country guy who's good. Real hobos and freight trains stuff.

Folk-punk's my favorite genre, but it covers so much territory. Like Raol said, start with Defiance, Ohio. All their albums are free on their site. Then check out Andrew Jackson Jihad, Bomb The Music Industry, Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains, The Smith Street Band, The Menzingers, Against Me!, etc. The Horroble Crowes, Gaslight Anthem's folkier side project, is probably worth it too.

Kinda weird how much overlap there is between the two genres. Lucero opened for Dropkick Murphies, who are punk as gently caress but got huge recently covering a Woody Guthrie song.

Count Chocula fucked around with this message at Aug 30, 2012 around 22:28

RaoulDuke
May 6, 2007

I was a victim of a series of accidents, as are we all.


Count Chocula posted:

They toured together in Australia a few years back. I thought Jason blew Justin away. Had a drink with them after; nice guys. Jason Isbell never stops tweeting. I've seen JTE a few more times since then and he's really grown on me. 'Midnight At The Movies' is gorgeous.

RaolDuke, I haven't mentioned The Mountain Goats since once I start sperging about them I can't stop. I'll probably make a dedicated thread once the new album comes out. It's called 'Trancendental Youth' and looks set to continue John's focus on sin and redemption from the past few albums. He's the greatest modern songwriter.

I got into Old 97s after somebody told me Gaslight Anthem ripped them off. I wouldn't go that far but I do dig them.

Anyone heard William Elliot Whitmore? He's a real stompy country guy. I saw him open for Frank Turner (who's basically a folk singer, though he plays at punk) and he did the closing song for Red Dead Redemption. Tim Barry's another ex-punk, now country guy who's good. Real hobos and freight trains stuff.

Folk-punk's my favorite genre, but it covers so much territory. Like Raol said, start with Defiance, Ohio. All their albums are free on their site. Then check out Andrew Jackson Jihad, Bomb The Music Industry, Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains, The Smith Street Band, The Menzingers, Against Me!, etc. The Horroble Crowes, Gaslight Anthem's folkier side project, is probably worth it too.

Kinda weird how much overlap there is between the two genres. Lucero opened for Dropkick Murphies, who are punk as gently caress but got huge recently covering a Woody Guthrie song.

Forgot about WEW. Song of the Blackbird is a loving amazing EP, like American spiritualism at its finest.

Count Chocula
Dec 25, 2011

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Dwight Yoakam just announced an Australian tour. Hadn't heard him before an hour ago and I'm literally tapping my feet at my desk. Honky Tonk Man, This Drinking Will Kill Me, Streets of Bakersfield... drat this is good stuff.

http://www.avclub.com/articles/nash...oduction,24585/ Big AV Club feature on classic country. I need it, since I grew up far away from it in the North.

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



Count Chocula posted:

Dwight Yoakam just announced an Australian tour. Hadn't heard him before an hour ago and I'm literally tapping my feet at my desk. Honky Tonk Man, This Drinking Will Kill Me, Streets of Bakersfield... drat this is good stuff.

Dwight Yoakam's great stuff, actually. There's no denying that he's doing contemporary country music, but his music just feels authentic, where a lot of pop country doesn't at all. His album "Gone" is really worth checking out.

WaywardWoodwose
May 19, 2008

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

BigFactory posted:

Dwight Yoakam's great stuff, actually. There's no denying that he's doing contemporary country music, but his music just feels authentic, where a lot of pop country doesn't at all. His album "Gone" is really worth checking out.

Dwight Yoakam is great because you can slip his albums in to a rockabilly playlist and none of your friends will know they're listening to country music.

And on the not completely country side, I really can't say enough about the Legendary Shack Shakers, or the Shakers side project, the Dirt Daubers. With one of the best frontmen I've ever seen and a lot of super high energy songs you won't get much more bang for your buck in a live venue. If you can find it, the singer J.D. produced a documentary a couple of years back called seven signs, and it features several other non-traditional country inspired acts, like the Pine Hill Haints, Slim Cessna Auto Club, and Scott Biram. Worth watching if you can find it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPHbhIsO5Ug
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs-Elft_EGQ

WaywardWoodwose fucked around with this message at Aug 31, 2012 around 15:27

funeral fag
Jun 23, 2004



The new Murder by Death album leaked and it is good. Not quite as great as Red of Tooth and Claw but a definite return to form after the slightly disappointing Good Morning Magpie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OySnO_JQ5QA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxgZoImxWz8

Junkenstein
Oct 22, 2003

Do you see?

Found these guys through the 'bands you've never heard of thread' last year. Australian horror country. Really good stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pj6Q0xRW5bQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O4BnIW6dIM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6f4_ccD3KkI

Rogue1-and-a-half
Mar 7, 2011


BigFactory posted:

Dwight Yoakam's great stuff, actually. There's no denying that he's doing contemporary country music, but his music just feels authentic, where a lot of pop country doesn't at all. His album "Gone" is really worth checking out.

Guitars, cadillacs and hillbilly music/is the only thing that keeps me hangin' on. That's kind of Yoakam's manifesto. Like you say, he plays around a little with the smoother, more modern sound, but he still captures genuine emotion and those slicker moments just make him feel like an extension of the Bakersfield sound. He melds the old school vibe with the modern pop vibe in just the right way. People always tell me that I just don't like pop country. But it's not whether your not you've got pop in there with the country; it's do you actually have some real country in there with your pop. I find a lot of them just don't. But Yoakam does for sure.

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Junkenstein posted:

Found these guys through the 'bands you've never heard of thread' last year. Australian horror country. Really good stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pj6Q0xRW5bQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O4BnIW6dIM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6f4_ccD3KkI

Graveyard Train are so much fun; I've seen them about a dozen times. Haven't listened to much real Australian country besides Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson. Here's Rattlin Bones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WD7ivs3anF0

Has anyone heard the new Patterson Hood solo album yet? Uncut loved it, and I can't imagine he'd suddenly turn bad after leaving the DBTs. I can't wait to pick it up. It comes out on 9/11, same day as Dylan's newest.

In the past 2 days I've listened to 70 Dwight Yoakam tracks (Spotify has his Rhino Records collection) and I'm not bored yet. I'm honestly surprised, since I haven't listened to much real country. Guess I'm going to spend $70 to see him with a bunch of bogans down from the bush.

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Happy Hippo
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Count Chocula posted:

Has anyone heard the new Patterson Hood solo album yet? Uncut loved it, and I can't imagine he'd suddenly turn bad after leaving the DBTs. I can't wait to pick it up. It comes out on 9/11, same day as Dylan's newest.

Hood has not left the DBTs. Hell, this is his third solo record. Cooley has one in the works too. I haven't heard the album proper but I saw him live back in April and he played some tracks from it and they were pretty good.

MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


Happy Hippo posted:

Cooley has one in the works too.

This is extremely exciting.

Mr Wind Up Bird
Jan 23, 2004

i'm a goddamn coward
but then again so are you


I can't stop listening to First Aid Kit help they are in my dreams.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PC57z-oDPLs

I'm also pretty excited for the new Avett Brothers in a few weeks. I had a chance to see them live a while back and I missed it and I regret it a lot.

nm
Jan 28, 2008

"I saw Minos the Space Judge holding a golden sceptre and passing sentence upon the Martians. There he presided, and around him the noble Space Prosecutors sought the firm justice of space law."

Hey, this is the thread for me!

American Aquarium is a great band from North Carolina, that just put out a new album Burn.Flicker.Die that is excellent. It was produced by Jason Isbell as well.
Most of it is streaming on their website
http://americanaquarium.net/

The Bible and the Bottle is also amazing.

Truckstop Darlin' is from Portland and I can't stop playing Hope and the Heart it Breaks. Doesn't exactly say Portland to me, but they are excellent.
They also stream the whole disc
http://truckstopdarlin.com/album/ho...it-breaks-2012/

Todd Farrell's EP is pretty good as well. Very Truckers-esque.
Streaming on bandcamp
http://toddfarrell.bandcamp.com/alb...oys-go-to-drink

From Alaska, Matthew Dean Herman is pretty cool. Also, fairly truckers-esque (not a bad thing), but obviously a bit more norther. I think you can stream from here:
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/matthewdeanherman
He has a new project the Jack River kings who release an album this friday. Should be great
http://www.jackriverkings.com/

Noted Arliss Nancy has already been mentioned. They're pretty awesome.

Also, saw Cross Canadian Ragweed mentioned. If you like Red Dirt, John Moreland and whatever it is this week are pretty awesome.
He's got a bandcamp page where everything is streaming. If you like it, buy it, I think he's been struggling moneywise lately. Endless Oklahoma is a favorite of mine.
http://johnmoreland.bandcamp.com/

edit:
Goddamn, I can't believe I forgot Doc Dailey and the Magnolia Devil. This is really the best band no one has heard of. I only know about him because Isbell managed to drag him out to GAMH in San Francisco last year, and I haven't stopped listening since. He is everything that is right with Americana at the moment. He combines banjos and horns for god's sake and it works! And just an amazing voice.
Stream here:
http://docdaileyandmagnoliadevil.ba...ies-old-friends
Seven Points is probably my favorite song.
He has a new album coming out any day now.

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m-o-o-n posted:

The new Murder by Death album leaked and it is good. Not quite as great as Red of Tooth and Claw but a definite return to form after the slightly disappointing Good Morning Magpie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OySnO_JQ5QA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxgZoImxWz8

I've been listening to this yesterday and it's amazing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6k5BRwIPxk - The Handsome Family destroy every nerdcore and steampunk band with their haunting song about Tesla.

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Epi Lepi
Oct 29, 2009

You can hear the voice
Telling you to Love
It's the voice of MK Ultra
And you're doing what it wants


If you don't listen to her already you should definitely try Neko Case. Not only is her solo stuff great but she's a member of The New Pornographers.

She has a gorgeous voice and her last album Middle Cyclone is just stellar. The only bad thing is that her last album came out in 2009. She has been working on a new one, but I have no idea when it's coming out. It feels like she's been talking about the recording of it on twitter for a year.

Here's her singing the lead off track from Middle Cyclone on Letterman:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FhVbyeWFvo

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